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Delores B. "Dee" Steinmetz-Kugler, 83, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.
     She was born May 14, 1930, in Gibbon, Nebraska, to Martin and Marie (Haug) Hibberd. The family moved to Lexington in 1940. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1947.  Following graduation she went on to receive her Registered Nursing Degree at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Omaha. In 1955, she was united in marriage to William Steinmetz, who passed away in October of 1988. Two daughters, Julie and Jill, were blessed to this marriage.
     Dee lived in Santa Barbara, California, from 1960 until returning to her hometown of Lexington in 2005. While in California she worked as a nurse at Goleta Valley Community Hospital in Goleta, California.  She loved nursing, taking care of her patients and comforting their families.  It was her true calling in life. On September3, 1995, she was united in marriage to H. Dale Kugler. The couple enjoyed a wonderful marriage until Dale's death in July of 2012.
     Dee was a remarkable woman who enjoyed life. She had her private pilot's license; played golf; refinished furniture; enjoyed snow skiing, cooking, andsewing; and treasured the time spent with her granddaughter, Emily.
     She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington where she enjoyed attending Sunday school and Bible studies and helping those in need.
     Dee's family wishes to give special thanks to Plum Creek Healthcare Community for the excellent, compassionate care Dee received while living there.
     Survivors include her daughters; Julie (Gerald) Polmateer of Gillette, Wyoming; and, Jill Steinmetz of Santa Barbara, California; one granddaughter, Emily Polmateer of Wall, South Dakota; one sister, Rosie Jelden of Greeley, Colorado; and extended family and friends.
     Dee was preceded in death by her husbands, her parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jane Hibberd; and one brother-in-law, David Jelden.
     A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with Pastor John Shields officiating.
     Interment will be held prior to the memorial service at 9:30 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
     Visitation will be Wednesday, April 30, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lexington Grand Generation Center, Plum Creek HealthCare Community Memorial Fund, or the Alzheimer's Association.
     Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences with the family, please visit reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Ruth E. Macomber
Hastings resident, Ruth E. Macomber, 83, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Nebraska.Ruth's graduation photo
     Services will be Thursday, April 26, 2012; 10:30 A.M. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be Thursday, April 26, 2012; 1:30 P.M. in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island, Nebraska. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 24, 2012; 5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 25, 2012; 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Tehama Shrine Auxiliary, c/o Nancy Stenger, 1617 Morningside Drive, Hastings, Nebraska 68901. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.Ruth (Commins) Macomber
     Ruth was born July 10, 1928 in Lexington, Nebraska to Richard R. & Adelaide E. (Yeo) Commins. She graduated from Lexington High School. Ruth married Oscar L. Macomber on July 30, 1950; he preceded her in death on July 15, 2000. She worked for Jack and Jill in Lexington, and in 1972 they moved to Hastings where Ruth worked for the Gibson Greeting Card Company. Ruth was a member of Grace United Methodist Church where she was very active in the Duos Sunday School Class, bible study, and helped with the newsletter. She was a member of the Tehama Auxiliary in Hastings, sewing for the Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Ruth liked playing bingo, playing the slots, and singing at Good Samaritan Village with the residents at Perkins Pavilion. Ruth was a 16 gallon Red Cross blood donor.
     Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oscar L. Macomber; and siblings, Roy Commins, Jane Peters, Earl Commins, and Martin Commins.

    Survivors include:

    Children & Spouse:
    Nancy Stenger – Hastings, NE
    Judy Macomber – Norfolk, VA
    Jerry & Amy Macomber – Rockville, MD

    Brian Macomber
    Mark Macomber
    Sean Macomber

    Brother & Spouse:
    Dean & Ethel Commins – Warsaw, MO

Genaro "Sharkie" Munoz Jr., 83, of Greeley, Colo., died Feb. 19, 2013 in Greeley.
     Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Ann's Catholic Church with inurnment to follow at St. Ann's Cemetery.
     Sharkie was born to Genaro Sr. and Filiverta (Godinez) Munoz on April 18, 1929 in Lexington.
     He graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. He married Delores Hernandez on Dec. 10, 1948. Together they enjoyed three sons: Louie, Steve and Mike and a daughter, Laurie.
     Sharkie was a gentleman of strong work ethic and principle, working for only two companies in the tire industry for 45 years. He began at Dawson County Motors at the age of 18. He worked for Nebraskaland Tire Service and then transferred to Greeley with Coloradoland Tire Service in 1986. It was then that he met his current wife Esther. They were married on Jan. 16, 1991 in a beautiful ceremony at sunset on the beach in Mazatlan, Mexico. Shark then inherited two sons: Joseph and Mike Moralez and a daughter, Annette Erebia.
     He retired in 1992 from Coloradoland Tire at the age of 63 in order to enjoy his love of sports and fishing. Shark was an avid sports enthusiast and although he enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. His true love, besides Esther, was the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
     He was a member of the Vets Club in Lexington and the Rodarte Senior Group in Greeley. He also spent much of his retirement watching his grandchildren participate in both recreational and school athletics.
     He will forever be remembered for his kind words, generous nature, and gentle spirit. He led with his smile and left with a handshake or a hug. Sharkie is loved by many and will be missed by all.
     Sharkie is survived by his loving wife, Esther Munoz; three sons, Dr. Louis (Jayne) Munoz, Steve (Norine) Munoz, Mike (Joan) Munoz: daughter, Laurie (Bob) Harders; three step-children, Annette (Paul) Erebia, Joseph (Lori) Moralez and Mike (Stacie) Moralez; grandchildren, Derek (Judy) Munoz, Alicia (Dave) Hutton, Jeremy (Lisa) Munoz, Jeff Munoz, Stephanie (Josh) Zoucha, David Munoz, Tim Munoz, Christopher Munoz, Chelsea Munoz, Megan (Trevor) Brown, Danielle Harders, Jordan Harders, Brandon (Brittany) Euresti, Telly Euresti, Rachel Moralez, Sterling Moralez, Madison Moralez ; great-grandchildren, Evan Munoz, Alexis Munoz, Darren and Gracie Euresti; sister, Angie (Joe) Hernandez; sister-in-law, Helen (Isabel) Ramirez and his brother-in-law, Herb Mettenbrink.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Salvador, Louie and Jim Munoz as well as three sisters, Victoria and Margaret Munoz and Mary Mettenbrink.
     Memorials are suggested to the Munoz family for a later designation. To extend condolences to the family go to www.adamsonchapel.com Adamson Funeral & Cremation Services of Greeley is in charge of the arrangements.

Howard L. Daiss, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood.
     Howard was born May 21, 1929, at Elwood, Nebraska to Frank and Marie M. (Hess) Daiss. He was a 1947 graduate of Lexington High School and was united in marriage to Betty Brockway on June 21, 1953, at Lexington. In 1963, the couple moved to Fremont, Nebraska until 1970, when they moved to Minnesota. In 1991, the couple returned to Lexington following Howard's retirement. He worked as a Natural Gas Distributor for over 40 years.
     Howard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, an Honor Roll member of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as President in 1961. He and Betty were also active in the Kiwanis Pinochle Club. He loved woodworking, stained glass creations and quilting.
     Survivors include two sons: Michael (Sarah) Daiss of Sheridan, Indiana, Daniel Daiss of Lexington, Nebraska, One daughter: Michelle Daiss of Rochester, Minnesota, One sister: Shirley Bonser of Bertrand, Nebraska, Three grandchildren: Linden, Lauren & Loche Daiss.
     Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty in 2010; two sisters, Frances Matera and Bonnie Porter and two infant brothers, Marion and Daniel.
     Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastors Dean Hanson and Craig Whitson officiating. There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed.
     Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to the family through: www.reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Keith LaVerne Anthony, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, May 28, 2010, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington, Nebraska.
   He was born to Charles Mathias Anthony and Leona Faye Barrett Anthony on May 24, 1928, in Cozad, Nebraska. They moved to the Anthony family farm north of Lexington when he was three. He was confirmed in the First Presbyterian Church and was a lifelong member. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1947.
   He was inducted into the United States Army on December 6, 1950, served in Korea as a sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps and was honorably discharged on November 23, 1952.
   Keith married Delphine Leilla Bick on June 20, 1954, at the Methodist church in Farnam, Nebraska. Two sons were blessed to this union, Scott L. Anthony and Thomas C. Anthony.
   He worked at the Ford Garage and then as a chemist for the National Alfalfa Company of Lexington. They moved to the Anthony family farm in 1959. He farmed and ran Keith's Farm Shop until his retirement. They received the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Award in 2002.
   Keith served in the Civil Air Patrol, was a member of the Lexington Jaycees, was a Trustee of First Presbyterian Church and served on many committees including the Agriculture Stabilization Committee Service. He served on District 7 school board, on Mount Hope and Hewitt Cemetery boards and on the Dawson County Historical Society board where he served as president. The couple were lifetime members of the Dawson County Historical Society and of the Golden Rod Antique Car Club, a supper club, and a pinochle club. Keith enjoyed his family, friends, and was happy being close to nature on the farm and working on antique cars.
   Survivors include his wife Delphine Anthony of Lexington, Nebraska. Sons: Scott (Jo) Anthony of Sacramento, California, Thomas (Tina) Anthony of Chandler, Arizona,
Grandchildren: Thomas C. II and Kira Anthony of Seward, NE, Andrew (Andrea) Anthony of Chandler, Arizona. Three Sisters: Patricia (Floyd) Beans and Kathleen (Verl) Hatch both of Chandler, Arizona, Charlaine "Toni" Mays of Hastings, Nebraska, Sister-in-law: Ardyce Bick of Moorefield, Nebraska. He was also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
   Keith was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Harold Bick and Robert Mays.
   A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating.
   Inurnment will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Hewitt Cemetery.
   Memorials are suggested, in lieu of flowers, to the Dawson County Historical Society, the First Presbyterian Church or the Donor's Choice.
   Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is In charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Knuth, 79, of Lexington, died Sunday, May 10, 2009, Elwood, following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
     Survivors include one son, Chris (Debbie) Adams of Eagle, Colo.; one daughter, Marcia Joye of Bellingham, Wash.; four grandchildren, Nathan and Shawna Adams of Eagle, Colo., Joshua Joye of Salt Lake City, Utah, Heather Joye of Conway, Ark.; three stepsons, Greg Knuth of Des Moines, Iowa, James Knuth of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Robert Knuth of Kansas; one stepdaughter, Lori Knuth of Iowa and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents.
     She was born May 11, 1929, at Wood River to Edward P. and Mattie Ellen (Likes) Williams. Bonnie moved to Lexington as a young girl and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1947.
     Bonnie was united in marriage to Clyde James Adams on May 2, 1948, at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. Two children were blessed to this marriage, Chris and Marcia. He preceded her in death in 1971. She then was married to Robert Knuth on July 7, 1973, at Lexington. Bob also preceded her in death.
     Bonnie was always active and involved. She worked in the Dawson County Assessor's office for many years, a legal secretary for attorney Hugh Stewart and a clerk at Barmore Drug Store. At the time of her death she worked part-time at Kitabee Book Store.
     She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star.
     Bonnie's interests varied greatly; she enjoyed music, playing the piano, reading, dancing, visiting with people as she was a "people person" and always smiling. She also loved flowers and birds. Bonnie loved to cook and bake and considered her neighbors as part of her family. She will be so missed by all who knew and loved her.
     Memorials are suggested to the VFW Auxiliary or the Lexington Public Library.
     Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Ida Oma Kearney, age 79, of Windsor, Colo., formerly of Lexington, died Friday, March 7, 2008 at Windsor Health Care in Windsor.
     Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 11 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Father Jose Chavez officiating. Burial was in the St. Ann's Cemetery in Lexington.
     Visitation was on Monday, March 10 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Rosary following at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton.
     Survivors include one son, Marty (Jean) Kearney of Sparta, Tenn.; one half-brother, Milan Phelps of Holdrege, one half-sister, Suzette (Richard) Deisch of Windsor, Colo.; two sisters-in-law, Marge Kearney and Katie Bourn both of Overton; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
     Oma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mick, a brother, Bob; and two sisters, LoAnn Rader and Yvonne Auten.
     She was born Dec. 8, 1928 at Elwood to Marvin and Susan (Lobdell) Norton. She grew up in the Lexington area graduating from Lexington High School in 1947. She then attended St. Charles Beauty School in Denver. Oma was the owner/operator of Kut & Kurl Beauty Shop in Lexington for many years.
     On Feb. 3, 1951, she married Michael N. "Mick" Kearney at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton. To this union, one son was born, Martin. The couple made their home on a farm near Overton, where they lived until Mick's death. Oma then resided at Plum Care Center in the assisted living part and then moved to Windsor, Colo., to be near her half-sister, Suzette.
     She was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Overton as well as attending St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Donor's Choice.  Reynolds Love Funeral Home of Lexington and Overton is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be directed to reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Barmore, Richard
Lexington resident, 78

ALLENSPARK, Colo. - Richard W. "Dick" Barmore, 78, of Lexington, Neb., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at his family's mountain cabin in Allenspark. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with the Rev. Caroline Vickery Mr. Barmoreofficiating. The body was cremated. Register book signing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
   He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Lincoln, Neb., to Fred and Grace (Staton) Barmore. On June 25, 1953, he married Wauneta Seaman in Fremont, Neb. She died May 15, 2001.
   On May 1, 2004, he married Nova Workman in Lexington.
   Survivors include his wife; sons, Rick of Lexington and David of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Kerry Madigan of Lakewood; and stepdaughters, Alice Hinkle of Beaver City, Neb., and Sondra Becker of Lexington. Additional survivors include his daughters-in-law, Mary Barmore of Lexington and Deb Barmore of Omaha; son-in-law, Thomas Madigan of Lakewood; stepsons-in-law, Leo Hinkle of Beaver City and Layne Becker of Lexington; grandchildren, David Barmore and Denise, Deanna and Danielle Barmore; stepgrandchildren, Fletcher and Jillian Becker, Brian and Scott Hinkle and Jennifer and Richie Workman; brother-in-law, Russell Greathouse of Lexington; local cousin, Brad Staton and his wife, Robin, of Cozad, Neb.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
   He moved to Lexington as a young man with his family, and his father was a teacher/coach. His father then went back to school to become a pharmacist and opened Barmore Drug in 1933. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1947. He then attended Doane College in Crete, Neb., for one year and graduated in 1955 from the University of Nebraska. He spent two years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return to Lexington, he began his work as a well-respected pharmacist, a career that lasted for more than 50 years.
   He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, where he served as elder and trustee. He was always active in the church choir singing tenor.
   Always an advocate for Lexington, he served on many boards, committees and organizations. He was a member of Lexington Rotary, Lions Club, Lexington Jaycees, the Bent & Spent Club (B&S Club), Lexington Diplomats, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.
   He was always active in the National Democratic Party (his mother served as national committee woman). He was active in the American Pharmacy Association, the Nebraska Pharmacy Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He and his second wife were both involved in the Jail Ministry as well as serving as royalty for the previous Plum Creek Days in Lexington.
   Friends describe him as compassionate, caring, charming, a delightful personality with a great sense of humor and very sympathetic to the less fortunate. Lexington has truly lost a treasure.
   In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother; grandson, Steven; and stepson, Chuck.
   Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Lexington Community Foundation or the Grand Generation Center.
obituary obtained from Lexington Clipper-Herald Online at www.lexch.com

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